Year 3 - Key Knowledge

Year 3


  • Lines of latitude run parallel to the equator
  • Lines of longitude run down the Earth from pole to pole.
  • Wirral is a Peninsular and is surrounded by the River Dee, the River Mersey and the Irish Sea.
  • Rural places are located outside of towns and cities. They typically have low populations
  • Urban areas are human settlements with high populations. They are mostly towns and cities
  • London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds are cities in the United Kingdom.
  • The longest river in Scotland is the River Tay it is 117 miles long.
  • The five longest rivers in England are:  River Severn, River Thames, River Trent, The Great Ouse and River Wye. (River Wye and River Severn also run through Wales)
  • The Cairngorms, Cheviot Hills, Pennines, Clwydian Range and Brecon Beacons are mountain ranges in the United Kingdom.
  • The Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and the English Channel all border the United Kingdom.
  • Egypt is a country in Northern Africa its capital is Cairo.
  • The river Nile is the longest river in the world.

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